Saturday, July 10, 2010

Distressed Yet Sweet Reading Fairy

The crafts blogs are all abuzz with the 100th Challenge over at Color Throw Down. It was the perfect launching point for me to get back to my craftivities. I took inspiration from several other blogs and ended up with the perfect birthday card for a special 9 year old. She loves to read and the color pink, I think I managed to pull it together. Enjoy the weekend!

Color Inspiration
Color ThrowDown #100
365 Cards Day 121 ~ Shades of Red (3 or more shades of red)

One Stop Craft Challenge #87 ~ Distressing I missed the deadline and wasn't ahead of the game to submit my card for the DT posting. I still like to play along with my awesome DT crew, even if it's a few days late.
365 Cards Day 129 ~ Aged Look
Your Next Stamp Challenge #20 ~ Flower Power
Fussy & Fancy Friday #14 ~ Chrismas in July Does using traditional Christmas colors count?

My Creation
Image Detail
The middle layer of my flower is punched tinfoil. The top layer is a 'peeled off' layer of the colored cardstock. All 3 layers were punched fromthe same punch. I just snipped the middles a bit so I could scrunch smaller pieces.

Ins and Outs ~ Distressed Yet Sweet Reading Fairy
Stamps: Reading Fairy (Elizabeth Dulemba Digi)
Paper: Basic Grey Nook & Pantry, Neenah Solar White, DCWV

Ink: Laser Printer; Memento Desert Sand, Cocoa; Copics (E00, 25, 29, 41, 50; RV000, 21, 23,; R27, 29; C00); Spicas (Silver, Buttermilk, Chocolate, Red, Blossom); Uniball White Gel Pen

Accessories: Fiskars Scalloped Circle Punch

Techniques: DIY Flowers 


  1. beautiful coloring on that little fairy....Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way of the blog hop and increase you changes to win!!!

  2. The fairy is just as sweet as can be the way you colored her! I LOVE the flower accents! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

  3. stunning!!! love the image and your beautiful flower :) fab take on the sketch too girl!!

  4. Being an educator, I love this card! It makes reading look like such fun. Wonderful use of challenges. Thanks for joining in at 365 Cards, Day 129, Aged Look for my GD appearance!

    Sally McD

  5. Oh, this is SO SWEET! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our 100th Color Throwdown challenge!

  6. Stunning card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time
    Love Susan

  7. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

  8. Check out my blog... have a winner!!

  9. Cool card with this fabulous flower. Thanks for joining the YNS Challenge :o)


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